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One of the CBD industry's biggest hurdles could be its first real opportunity for global success. In February, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced its novel food application process for CBD products in the United Kingdom. Under the requirements, any food products failing to gain regulatory approval before the 31 March 2021 deadline will be taken off the shelves.

The FSA is the first government agency to give compliant CBD manufacturers like Colorado's Mile High Labs what they've been requesting for years—a true regulatory pathway for the sale of legal CBD food products.

"We applaud the FSA for recognizing the demand for CBD in the UK and Europe, and for taking the necessary steps to protect consumers," said Stephen Mueller, Founder and CEO, Mile High Labs. "We're committed to filing our novel foods application and welcome the agency's progressive focus on CBD compliance."

A novel food is defined as any food that had not been consumed regularly by humans in the EU before 15 May 1997. Although humans have consumed hemp for much longer, hemp-derived CBD is a relatively new product.

But filing a novel food application isn't easy. It requires companies to provide a chemical composition of their product and data that shows it can be manufactured consistently. Additionally, the company must provide safety data to prove that their product is safe for consumption and that it's stable when formulated into food products.

"There's a lot of work that goes into this process. It's not as simple as just filling out a form," said Wendi Young, VP of Regulatory and Compliance, Mile High Labs. "Typically, it takes around a year to generate the required data and put the information together. Mile High Labs is coming from a position of strength because of our rigorous quality systems."

The FSA's announcement came as a surprise to some CBD manufacturers who anticipated the United States Food and Drug Administration to be the first to create a regulatory pathway. But it was no surprise for Mile High Labs.

"We've been working on our novel food application since May of last year and we expect to file later this quarter," said John Wallace, Managing Director of Europe, Mile High Labs. "We've served the UK and European market for two years now, and we're highly aware of the overwhelming demand for CBD there."

Mile High Labs established its EU headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland towards the end of 2018 and has since built out a dedicated team to lead European expansion efforts for the Company. They've quickly established themselves as the CBD supplier of choice for global brands that value quality and consistency. And with the FSA's incoming regulations, Mile High Labs is one of the few companies already poised to stay on the shelves.

"We urge brands and product manufacturers to ask what their CBD suppliers are doing to prepare for this deadline," said Frederik Hendriksen, VP of International Expansion, Mile High Labs. "As the industry becomes increasingly regulated, it's more important than ever to partner with a company that understands these requirements and how to meet them."

For brands that are still on the fence regarding CBD, Hendriksen says now’s the time to get involved. "The FSA's latest announcement sets the stage for CBD to realize its full potential in Europe and the UK. We're extremely proud of the work we've done to establish the global standards for CBD quality and compliance, and we're looking forward to working with big players who are now ready to enter the market."

            Nampa, Idaho - Milne MicroDried continued growing and expanding its organic fruit and vegetable ingredient offering in 2019 by adding seven new varieties.  These organic fruit ingredients offer a clean, single ingredient label with no added sugars, color, preservatives or additives of any kind and are GMO, gluten and allergen free.

            MicroDried’s newly introduced organic include broccoli, beets, apple, cauliflower, carrot, red bell pepper and spinach and MicroDried now offers 17 organic fruit and vegetable varieties that are 100% pure, clean label ingredients.  Organic varieties range from traditional favorites such as blueberry, apple and raspberry to more unusual varieties such as mango, sweet potato and cauliflower.  Each variety is available in different styles which may include whole, fragments and powders and both chewy and crunchy textures.

            MicroDried plans to continue adding more organic varieties in the future in response to growing consumer demand for healthier ingredients, more vegetable options and a broader selection of organic, GMO and vegan based products.

            Demand for organics is driven by consumers concerned with their diet and health and are equally concerned with the environment.  As these two movements continue to converge, people are demanding clean labels with fewer ingredients and transparency in the sources of the foods they are eating.  Milne MicroDried is striving to lead the way in meeting the demands of today’s cautious consumer for clean-label organic ingredients.

            Launched in 2012, Milne MicroDried introduced an innovative, new drying method that uses traditional dryers for dehydrating fruits and vegetables and then finishes the drying process using low-impact microwave energy in a vacuum chamber to better preserve the natural color, rich flavor and size of each piece.  This process allows more control of the moisture level, water activity and particle structure of ingredient quality than other drying methods.  Depending on the application, the fruit or vegetable piece is then right-sized and available as whole pieces, fragments or powders and many are available in chewy or crunchy textures.

            With over 35 conventional and 17 organic varieties of fruit and vegetable ingredients, Milne MicroDried is committed to developing and producing innovative new ingredients and processes to better serve the industrial ingredient market.

 

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For more information, contact:

Heidi Farkas, 509.781.4112 (cell)

National Sales and Marketing Manager

Milne MicroDried®

Embracing Fast Moving Trends
by: Milne MicroDried (#1976)

Boise, ID - As snack food, baked goods and even dairy food manufacturers are struggling to respond to today’s fast changing consumer market, Milne MicroDried is confident that it has the right ingredient mix and the right product mix to capture the diverse interests of today’s consumers.

“It is a consumer-driven market and consumers have higher and higher expectations of the foods they eat and feed to their families,” Heidi Farkas, National Sales & Marketing Manager at Milne MicroDried, said.  “The plant-based interest is creating more demand for vegetable-based products and ingredients; obesity and ingredient concerns are driving demand for healthier, all-natural and even organic products; and burgeoning environmental and climate issues are focusing on the sustainability of the world and the human race.”

“In addition to all of those concerns, consumers want the food they eat and buy to be convenient, easy to prepare or Ready-to-Eat,” Farkas explained, “because everyone is pressed for time with today’s on-the-go lifestyles.”

In addition, trendy new diets are promoting a series of snacks throughout the day, pushing aside traditional entrées and family meals but, Farkas observed, people are reading labels more and more – clean, simple ingredient statements are a big ticket to success.

“Today’s snacks must be healthier, Ready-to-Eat and be compatible with the latest diet craze,” she said.  “All of MicroDried’s ingredient products are really well-positioned to help manufacturers and the industry respond to these consumer demands.”

Farkas pointed out that MicroDried fruit and vegetables ingredients stand out, being:

·       Organic, Natural, Genuine, Authentic – Technically not the same, but in the consumers mind this is about less chemicals, less fat, cleaner sources of protein. 

·       Clean Label – No additives, less chemicals. MicroDried ingredients have no additives of any kind and are just a single ingredient – 100% pure dried fruit or vegetable powders or pieces.

·       Plant-Based – all MicroDried sells is dried fruit and vegetable ingredients – whole, fragmented or powders.  Milne MicroDried was plant-based long before it was a hot, new trend.

·       Ready-to-Eat – MicroDried’s drying process kills any microbes that might be found so snackable ingredients can be eaten without further processing and no food safety concerns.

·        More & More Veggies – With over 17 dried vegetable varieties and some particularly high in protein – peas for instance, MicroDried vegetable ingredients are vegan and can deliver a full serving of vegetables as an ingredient.

·       Non-GMO, Allergen and Gluten Free – Free of those compounds and conditions that might impact consumer health or the environment.

Since 2012, Milne MicroDried ingredients have been featured in over 120 newly introduced or reformulated consumer products worldwide, including 12 new cereals and oatmeal products from some of the biggest brands in the industry.

These ingredients are ideal for adding flavor, color and eye appeal to unbaked, cold pressed health and energy bars, granola and nut clusters, trail mixes and popcorn flavoring. In the dairy industry, applications include ice creams, yogurts, cheeses, cream cheeses, gelatos and toppings and coatings for novelties.

In the beverage segment, colas, beer, health drinks and a wide variety of fruit drinks and teas use MicroDried products for flavoring and color. Baking and snack products range from cookies, scones, bagels and single ingredient packs of blueberries and strawberries to dog treats.

“Confectionary applications such as truffles, bonbons and candy bars are another growing market for us as manufacturers respond to fast moving consumer trends,” Farkas concluded.

With over 40 conventional and 17 organic varieties of fruit and vegetable ingredients, Milne MicroDried is committed to developing and producing innovative new ingredients and processes to better serve the industrial ingredient market.  For more information, visit milnemicrodried.com. 

 

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For press inquiries, contact: Gordon O'Neill, O’Neill Communications

(C) 404.310.6188 Email: gordon@oneillcommunications.com

Dried Vegetables Trending in Plant-based Era
by: Milne MicroDried (#1976)
  • Nampa, Idaho – While consumers and food manufacturers are demanding clean-label ingredients with no added sugars or other additives, the new plant-based era is also calling for more shelf-stable fruit and vegetable ingredients in consumer food products.
  •         “Interest in dried vegetable ingredients is growing dramatically here at Milne MicroDried which offers an expanding line of over 20 pure, clean-label dried vegetable ingredients with rich, naturally savory flavors,” Heidi Farkas, National Sales & Marketing Manager for Milne MicroDried, said after showcasing dried vegetables at FI Europe.  “The bold color and crunchy texture of these dried vegetables is attracting a lot of attention among food technologists and manufacturers looking for healthier, plant-based ingredients that are ideal for vegan, allergen free and general consumer products.”
  •         “They want more interesting flavors and unique varieties,” Farkas explained.  “Most of our new products have been developed at the request of food manufacturers looking for new opportunities among more popular varieties like kale, okra and squash.”
  •         All of Milne MicroDried’s varieties are clean label with a single ingredient statement, i.e., “Blueberries” and the drying process includes a “kill step” to reduce and control microbe levels to improve food safety for sensitive applications like dairy.
  •         “With MicroDried vegetables, we are able to respond to demands for clean-label ingredients with no added sugars or other additives and provide high-quality, plant-based ingredients,” Farkas concluded.  Recognizing this growing interest in vegetables, MicroDried added 15 new varieties to offering in 2019 including:
  • Beet Powder, Fragments, Slices, Diced
  • Broccoli Pieces, Fragments, Powders
  • Brussel Sprouts, Whole, Fragments, Powder
  • Cabbage Fragments & Powder
  • Carrot Fragments, Slices, Diced, Powder
  • Cauliflower Florets, Fragments, Powder
  • Kale Fragments, Powder
  • Okra Fragments, Powder, Slices
  • Potato Cubes (white)
  • Pumpkin Fragments, Powder
  • Rhubarb Fragments, Powder
  • Spinach Fragments, Powder
  • Squash Powder (Butternut)
  • Tomato Whole, Halves, Fragments, Powder
  • Zucchini Slices, Fragments, Powder
  • Launched in 2012, Milne MicroDried introduced an innovative, new drying method that uses traditional dryers for dehydrating fruits and vegetables. The drying process is then finished using low-impact microwave energy in a vacuum chamber to better preserve the natural color, rich flavor and size of each piece.  This process allows more control of the moisture level, water activity and particle structure of the ingredients than other drying methods.  Depending on the application, the fruit or vegetable piece is then right-sized and available as whole, fragments or powders and many are available in both chewy and crunchy textures.
  •         With over 35 conventional and 17 organic varieties of fruit and vegetable ingredients, Milne MicroDried is committed to developing and producing innovative new ingredients and processes to better serve the industrial ingredient market.  For more information, visit milnemicrodried.com. 

 

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For more information, contact:

Heidi Farkas, 509.781.4112 (cell)

National Sales and Marketing Manager

Milne MicroDried®

SONOMA COUNTY, CA (MARCH 2, 2020) — Miyoko’s Creamery, the leading plant dairy brand known for its award-winning vegan cheeses and butter crafted from 100% plants, is introducing a game-changing new cheddar and pepper jack cheese, in addition to a new spreadable oat milk butter. In consumer tastings the new cheeses meet or beat cow dairy in taste and performance. The first of these products will begin hitting grocery store shelves across the country this spring. GAME-CHANGING NEW CHEESES The cheddar and pepper jack cheese will be the first in a new line of everyday cheeses from Miyoko’s, which has become known for its unmatched artisan cheese wheels. Made using cultured legumes and oats, the new cheddar and pepper jack cheeses will be Miyoko’s first nut-free vegan cheese options. Additionally, they will be priced competitively with similar organic cow-dairy, offering a true plant-based replacement. “We’re at a pivotal moment in the plant-based movement, where we need to start appealing more to flexitarians by creating products that give them the taste satisfaction of the dairy cheeses they are used to,” said Founder and CEO Miyoko Schinner, who has been a leader in the plant-based movement for more than 30 years. “These new cheeses we’re launching have a taste and price that make them competitive with traditional dairy, and will help us cross that chasm to reach omnivores.” Miyoko’s new cheddar & pepper jack cheeses taste, melt and function similar to their dairy counterparts and so can be used in the same way as dairy cheeses, including in grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, macaroni and cheese, and in any other recipes that call for traditional cheddar or pepper jack. Additionally, the cheeses have three grams of protein per one-ounce serving, 10% of the daily recommended amount of calcium, and have the added benefit of also being cholesterol-free. Miyoko’s Cheddar and Pepper Jack launch on grocery store shelves this March 2020, and will be available in three formats: 1 oz slices, shredded packages and 8 oz cheese blocks. NEW SPREADABLE OAT MILK BUTTER This spring, Miyoko’s Creamery — whose original European Style Cultured Vegan Butter is the best selling butter alternative on the market — also introduces a spreadable oat milk butter in two styles: Hint of Sea Salt and Garlic Parm . The spreadable format oat milk butters are convenient to use and packed with flavor, and can be used in any way you would use regular butter, including spread onto toast, melted onto pancakes, and for garlic bread, grilled cheeses and more. Miyoko’s spreadable oat milk butters hit grocery store shelves this April 2020. The classic Hint of Salt flavor is available in 12 oz tubs, while the Garlic Parm is available in 7 oz tubs. About Miyoko’s Creamery Miyoko's Creamery, a registered B-Corp, is the maker of dairy products made 100% from plants, and was founded on the principle of compassion for animals and eliminating them from food production. Miyoko's products are sold in over 12,000 retail locations across the US, including Target, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and thousands of other stores across the country and internationally in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Miyoko's Creamery was created in 2014 by Miyoko Schinner, the bestselling author of several vegan cookbooks, a former co-host of the national PBS cooking show Vegan Mashup, and a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Once thought unattainable, Miyoko's Creamery has set the standard for creating delicious, high performance cheese and butter made exclusively from plants by combining traditional creamery cultures and age-old cheesemaking techniques with microbiology and modern technology. The Creamery uses only real and organic ingredients like nuts, legumes, and plants with no fillers, additives, GMO or artificial ingredients. In addition to being cruelty-free to animals, Miyoko's products are also better for the environment producing 98% less greenhouse gases than their dairy counterparts. For additional details on Miyoko's Creamery, visit miyokos.com. You can follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at @miyokoscreamery. ###

Sonoma, CA – November 7, 2019 – Miyoko’s Creamery, makers of dairy products made 100% from plants, announce their intent to work with a California dairy farmer to convert their dairy farm to plant agriculture for human consumption. The transitioned acreage will become part of the Company’s research and development efforts for new cheese and butter products made from plants as well as part of the company’s supply chain for existing product. “Farmers are struggling, farms are closing, livelihoods are threatened, and we want to help the American farmer stay true to the land,“ said Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s. “We can’t truly move to a compassionate food supply without the support and participation of the farming community. They are integral to our ability to eliminate animal agriculture and lead us to a compassionate and sustainable food supply.” Advising on the effort will be Farm Sanctuary, an organization committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue , education , and advocacy efforts. “We share Miyoko’s vision for a compassionate food system and are looking forward to working with them to help farmers become part of a cruelty-free, more sustainable, plant based food future,” said Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of the groundbreaking book Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. Miyoko’s Creamery said they will begin the search process in early 2020. The company will commit financial resources to the selected farm and technical expertise in addition to engaging in a contractual agreement to become part of the Company’s research and development process. For inquiries about the program send an email to farmconversion@miyokos.com . About Miyoko’s Creamery Miyoko’s Creamery, a registered B-Corp, is the maker of dairy products made 100% from plants, and was founded on the principle of compassion for animals and eliminating them from food production. Miyoko’s products are sold in over 12,000 retail locations across the US, including Target, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and thousands of other stores across the country and internationally in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Miyoko’s Creamery was created in 2014 by Miyoko Schinner, the bestselling author of several vegan cookbooks, a former co-host of the national PBS cooking show Vegan Mashup, and a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Once thought unattainable, Miyoko’s Creamery has set the standard for creating delicious, high performance cheese and butter made exclusively from plants by combining traditional creamery cultures and age-old cheesemaking techniques with microbiology and modern technology. The Creamery uses only real and organic ingredients like nuts, legumes, and plants with no fillers, additives, GMO or artificial ingredients. In addition to being cruelty-free to animals, Miyoko’s products are also better for the environment producing 98% less greenhouse gases than their dairy counterparts. For additional details on Miyoko’s Creamery, visit miyokos.com . You can follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at @miyokoscreamery . About Farm Sanctuary Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. As one of the nation’s largest animal sanctuaries, Farm Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals and has cared for them at its sanctuaries in New York and California. At Farm Sanctuary, animals are friends, not food. The organization educates millions of people about the plight of farm animals and the negative impacts of factory farming on health, the environment and social justice. Farm Sanctuary also advocates for laws and policies that prevent suffering and promote compassion, and it reaches out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

Mozzarella Style Cheese Made 100% From Plants With Taste, Performance and Texture that Matches Cow Dairy Will Debut at Pizza My Heart in Palo Alto & Monterey, CA February 3, 2020, SONOMA, CA — Miyoko’s Creamery, the leading plant dairy brand known for its award-winning vegan cheeses and butter crafted 100% from plants, announced today the launch of a new breakthrough Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz ready for immediate delivery to the food-service industry. The new mozzarella-style cheese tastes and performs like its cow dairy analog and can be used for pizzas, lasagnas, Philadelphia-style cheese steak sandwiches and Italian style dishes – anything that would require a melted mozzarella. The first food service partner will be one of Northern California’s cult favorite pizza chains, Pizza My Heart, debuting in their restaurants in Palo Alto, CA and Monterey, CA. “This new mozzarella, like our new cheddar and pepper jack, is a true game-changer. Based on the reception it has received in taste tests, we know our Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz will appeal to omnivores as much as it will to vegans and vegetarians,” said Miyoko Schinner, CEO and Founder of Miyoko’s Creamery. “We’ve challenged ourselves in our research and development with the goal of eliminating the excuses to eat more compassionately. People eat a lot of pizza -- billions of slices a year. When products made 100% from plants taste and perform like their cow dairy counterparts, it makes it easy for people to switch, and in turn, eat healthier while being more compassionate to animals and our planet.” “While Pizza My Heart has offered vegan options, we haven’t always done it well. We have long searched for a mozzarella with the taste profile that would appeal beyond the hardcore vegan community. This is the first vegan mozzarella that we’ve tasted that can do that,” said Spencer Glenn, CEO of Pizza My Heart. “With Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz, we truly believe everyone, including our customers who are omnivores, have lactose intolerance or other dietary issues, don’t need to sacrifice taste and texture to enjoy our delicious pies and slices.” There will be two versions of the new cheese available to the food-service industry, an organic version made with a cashew milk base and an allergen-free version, made with an oat milk and legume base and made with mostly organic ingredients. Both are non-gmo and made with whole food ingredients. Unique to this cheese is that it comes in a liquid form that is easy and simple to apply in any food service operation. When heated in an oven, the cheese takes on the traditional stretchiness of classic melted mozzarella. This innovation, along with the recipe and taste, was created by Miyoko’s Research & Development team out of the company’s headquarters in Petaluma, CA. “Leveraging our deep experience with our vegan epicurean cheese wheels and butters, we are able to take a number of traditional cheesemaking techniques and some novel and proprietary food science insights to achieve cow dairy taste and performance using legumes and oats,” said Dan Rauch, Vice President of Research and Development at Miyoko’s Creamery. “Our team will continue to look at ways to unlock the power of plants while having them meet or beat the taste and performance of their cow dairy counterparts.” For information on ordering Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz, please contact _____________________. About Miyoko’s Creamery Miyoko's Creamery, a registered B-Corp, is the maker of dairy products made 100% from plants, and was founded on the principle of compassion for animals and eliminating them from food production. Miyoko's products are sold in over 12,000 retail locations across the US, including Target, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and thousands of other stores across the country and internationally in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Miyoko's Creamery was created in 2014 by Miyoko Schinner, the bestselling author of several vegan cookbooks, a former co-host of the national PBS cooking show Vegan Mashup, and a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Once thought unattainable, Miyoko's Creamery has set the standard for creating delicious, high performance cheese and butter made exclusively from plants by combining traditional creamery cultures and age-old cheesemaking techniques with microbiology and modern technology. The Creamery uses only real and organic ingredients like nuts, legumes, and plants with no fillers, additives, GMO or artificial ingredients. In addition to being cruelty-free to animals, Miyoko's products are also better for the environment producing 98% less greenhouse gases than their dairy counterparts. For additional details on Miyoko's Creamery, visit miyokos.com. You can follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at @miyokoscreamery. About Pizza My Heart Pizza My Heart is an award-winning California born and raised chain of pizza restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The chain was founded in 1981 in Capitola and maintains the welcoming California surf vibe it had from the early days. There are now 25 locations offering pizza by the slice and whole pies for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. Pizza My Heart focuses on locally sourced ingredients from smaller California farms, and is proud to have won numerous national and international awards for innovative and delicious pizza. Offering a plant-based pizza is consistent with the company’s values to continuously adapt to consumer interests and appetites. In addition to pizza, there are freshly made salads, craft beers from local breweries, wings, breadstix and a freshly baked cookie dessert. Selected locations offer gluten-free crusts or vegan whole pies. There are restaurants currently in Blossom Hill, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Cupertino, Emeryville, Evergreen, Isla Vista, Los Gatos, Monterey, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, San Mateo, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek and Willow Glen. # # #

100% Cheese Sensations, Now Available in Crave-Worthy New Varieties, Pack a Nutritional *Crunch* for Consumers

FERNDALE, WA February 19, 2020 – Moon Cheese, fueling the rapidly growing healthy snack market, has unveiled new world-class packaging design, new names for existing varieties and the debut of two new varieties to its expanding portfolio. Garlickin’ Parmesan and Cheddar Bacon Me Crazy – as well as renamed fan-favorites Cheddar Believe It, Oh My Gouda and Get Pepper Jacked – are now available nationwide. Moon Cheese will also be providing attendees with an exclusive first look at new flavor White Chedda Black Peppa, which hits shelves in Spring 2020. Treat your taste buds and stop by booth #N1314 at Natural Products Expo West for the newest from Moon Cheese.

Full of nutrients to fuel consumers for their work day, workout or home life, Moon Cheese brings together over 10 grams of protein, no sugar and less than 2 grams of carbs per 1 oz. serving. The result is a 100% cheese snack that is satisfyingly crunchy with no refrigeration required.

“Moon Cheese is a savory, healthy option that’s perfect for on-the-go cheese lovers seeking a snack that provides nutrition from a whole food source,” explains Registered Dietitian Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT. “Not only is it crunchy and exploding with flavor to enhance your everyday snacking, but it’s also low-carb, high-in-protein, sugar-free and contains very few ingredients.”

While making healthy choices when eating on-the-go can be tough, Moon Cheese makes it easy by being protein-packed, available in resealable bags and shelf-stable. Enjoy these crunchy bites of 100% cheese on their own or add to salad, soup or any favorite dish in need of a flavor or texture burst.

“We’ve doubled each of the past two years and the brand re-launch and new flavors will further accelerate that growth”, says Mike Pytlinski, CEO of NutraDried Food Company.  “For our retail partners, we’re helping drive the emerging natural snack category.  For consumers, we’re providing a healthy dairy snack, available at any time, and that does not compromise great taste or nutrition.”

2 oz. bags of Moon Cheese currently sell for $3.99 at major retailers across the country including select Whole Foods, Publix, Starbucks, Target, Wegmans, King Soopers, Shop Rite and REI stores. The relaunch also introduces 1 oz. pouches for the on-the-go-consumer in stores nationwide, in addition to large 10 oz. bags of all flavors on Amazon, select Costco stores and www.mooncheese.com.

About NutraDried Food Company

Moon Cheese is created by NutraDried Food Company using patented technologies that remove only the moisture from cheese without impacting the nutrition or flavor. NutraDried Food Company, LLC, based in Ferndale, Washington State, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnWave Corporation. NutraDried leverages EnWave’s proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) technology to produce innovative snack products that meet the evolving dietary preferences of consumers. NutraDried was the first company to produce all-natural crunchy cheese snacks using REV™ at commercial scale.

NutraDried manufactures the clean label snack, Moon Cheese®. This 100% crunchy-cheese snack product is sold across the United States through over 25,000 retail stores. For more information on Moon Cheese, please visit www.mooncheese.com.

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Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) — Munchy Pops, a plant-based superfood snack, makes its U.S. debut with five delicious flavors in eye-popping packaging. Each crunchy Popped Water Lily Seed is coated with all-natural and simple seasonings. The newest additions — Smoky Barbecue and Sizzling Peri-Peri — steal the snack limelight as customer favorites. 

As an emerging snack company, Munchy Pops strives for a balance between delicious and good-for-the-body. The varied flavors of its product — from spicy to salty to sweet — bring forth a completely new yet pleasantly familiar snack for the North American consumers. But the snack itself is anything but familiar, as both the product and its founders begin their journey overseas.

The popped seeds of the Water Lily plant are native to India. These white puffballs go by many names — fox nut, gorgon nut, Makhana. It has been a staple to regional cuisines for centuries, consumed in Indian households both as a stand-alone snack and as an ingredient of traditional recipes. 

Makhana is known for its nutritional vitality. A source of plant-based protein, it also contains essentials like fiber, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Due to its low-calorie content and high nutritional value, Makhana nuts are considered a superfood. 

To complement classics like Salt & Pepper, Sweet & Salty, and White Cheddar Cheese, Munchy Pops recently introduced two new tantalizing seasoning combos. Kamlesh Korat, Co-founder of Munchy Pops, says, “We are thrilled to unveil these fun new flavors, and we think they will appeal to both the general consumer and the one looking to try something totally different.” 

  • Smoky Barbecue. Sweet and tangy, delivering summer feels, warm vibes, and plenty of flavor. This one is made for sharing at a family picnic or Friday-night movie marathon. 

  • Sizzling Peri-Peri. Hot flavor of the traditional African pepper united with the traditional Indian fox nut in a multicultural embrace. A zingy duet that calls for a happy dance to the beat of the crunch. 

Neil Savani, Co-founder, says each batch of Makhana Pops is conscientiously roasted and seasoned with only the best all-natural ingredients. “We want to use ingredients that are non-GMO and good for the body, and we limit the amount that goes into each of our flavors to keep things simple.” 

Munchy Pops is also committed to sustainable growth and harvest of the seeds, which is a time-intensive and difficult process. Tushar Gopani, Co-founder, says, “We are equally committed to giving back to the community, specifically to the farmers in India who have been working so hard to support our mission.” 

To purchase any of the flavors, visit the Munchy Pops store at www.munchypops.com/buy-now. Learn more about Munchy Pops and its products at www.munchypops.com, or head over to the Instagram page @munchypops

About Munchy Pops:

Munchy Pops is an emerging brand within the U.S. health-foods market, introducing an exotic superfood snack with nuanced, culturally-inspired flavoring. With its love for nature and the all-natural, Munchy Pops took the wonderful Makhana nut to share its benefits with people looking to expand their snacking choices. The guiding mission of the company is to create a scrumptious blend of great flavor and energy-packed nutrition while remaining environmentally conscious. To keep that promise, Munchy Pops sources only sustainably grown and responsibly harvested Water Lily Seeds, using simple and all-natural ingredients for seasoning. Munchy Pops is proudly non-GMO, gluten-free, corn-free, and kiddo-friendly.

Tolerant® Launches New Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf

Inclusive Pasta Brand Expands Portfolio to include Rice Pilaf Alternative 

 

For Immediate Release 

 

CHICAGO—Tolerant®, known for their 100% organic, single-ingredient chickpea and lentil pastas, today launched their new line of legume-rice alternatives. As consumers add more plant-based options into their diets, Tolerant is excited to reinvent rice with their new Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf, a pre-seasoned red lentil-based pilaf. Flexitarians and foodies rejoice - the line is as delicious as it is healthy, free of major allergens, and easy to prepare.

 

According to Niloo Mirani, Tolerant’s Director of Marketing, “There's nothing like our Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf on the market. We created a better-for-you product that boasts more protein and fiber (vs regular rice) featuring global flavors. We are thrilled to launch this delicious, wholesome and convenient rice pilaf alternative.”

 

 

Tolerant®’s new line features global flavors, Spanish-Style Paella, Asian Ginger, Wild Mushroom, and Smoky Peruvian-Style, allowing consumers to enjoy international flavors from the comfort of their home in 10 minutes or less. Compared to traditional dishes made with rice, those made with red lentils are higher in fiber and protein and provide high-quality nourishment. This lentil dish boasts 7-8g of fiber and 13g of protein per serving and provides natural flavor from clean ingredients. And it is free from the 8 major allergens, for an inclusive product the whole family can eat.

 

“Tolerant® offers delicious, plant-based foods that anyone can enjoy. In developing this product line, it was important the product was easy to prepare, so time-starved consumers can enjoy it without sacrificing flavor and with health paramount,” said Mirani.

 

Tolerant®️’s new Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf will be available online at Amazon.com starting in March, and available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets across America starting May 2020. Each 6 oz. package makes 3.5 servings and will retail for $4.99. Tolerant®’s current lineup of products include Organic Green Lentil Penne, Organic Green Lentil Rotini, Organic Green Lentil Elbows, Organic Red Lentil Penne, Organic Red Lentil Rotini, Organic Chickpea Penne, and Organic Chickpea Rotini.  

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About Tolerant®

At Tolerant, we believe that living a healthy life should be simple. That’s why we offer delicious, wholesome plant-based foods that anyone can enjoy. It’s goodness you can taste! For more information, please visit tolerantfoods.com.

In response to a rise in fatbergs and growing concerns over plastic pollution collecting in sewers and oceans, organic personal hygiene company Natracare launched Europe’s first truly flushable Moist Tissue wipe early in 2019.  Its North American launch begins at Natural Products Expo West 2020.

This will come as a relief to water and sewerage companies who spend millions of dollars a year to fix sewage blockages; a cost that is inevitably passed on to customers.

Many wipes available on the market contain hidden plastics and claim to be flushable when in reality they’re blocking sewers and drains. Water UK recently announced a new universal testing specification for wet wipes, in an attempt to clarify what can safely be flushed down the toilet. This follows much understandable confusion – many wipes that claim to be ‘flushable’ are actually full of plastics or wood pulps that don’t break up sufficiently.

The new Natracare Moist Tissues are the first and only wipes to achieve the Water UK requirements. They have passed stringent tests that check for the extent of break up in the drain and sewer system. These tests also look for plastics and residuals that could contaminate rivers, estuaries and the sea. The Safe to Flush wipes are 100% plastic free, compostable and made with natural and organic ingredients.

Suitable for all skin types, including babies and young children, the gentle moist tissues are hypoallergenic and fragrance free. Since wipes were first introduced into the UK 60 years ago, they have become popular with parents of young children; women who are menstruating; elderly people; disabled people and their caregivers, and those who find it painful or difficult to wipe with paper.

Susie Hewson, Natracare’s founder and director comments: “For the longest time, big toilet paper brands have been pedaling products with hidden plastics that claim to be ‘flushable’. We hope Water UK’s new standard and our new organic flushable moist tissue will create more transparency – which will lead to less plastic pollution. The industry said it could never be achieved. We are pleased to have proved them totally wrong.

Rachel Dyson, who runs Anglian Water’s Keep it Clear Programme, and leads on sewer blockage prevention for the UK water industry, says: “Many people are unaware that conventional moist toilet wipes have not passed water industry testing and should not be flushed. A moist toilet paper that meets UK water industry tests is a real game changer and we hope many other companies will follow this lead. However, baby wipes and other wipes displaying a Do Not Flush logo remain the main type of wipe found in sewer blockages that can lead to flooding.”

“We’re working with organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society and Natracare to raise awareness of the environmental and social issues caused by flushing such waste. We hope this new Fine to Flush specification and biodegradable wet wipe will be an important step forward in the battle against blockages.”

Andy Drinkwater, lead engineer for Sewage and Flooding at the Water Research Centre (WRc), comments: “Wet wipes along with fat, oils and grease have been a major issue for water and sewerage companies. Our new universal standard accurately analyses what is happening in the drains so that consumers can be better informed of what products are safe to flush.”

Natracare Safe to Flush Moist Tissues launch in USA from March 2020.  The MSRP is 3.99 for a pack of 30.   Visit  Natracare’s website for information about stockists.

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For more information, product samples and high-res images, please contact:  Theresa White  -  theresa@natracare.com          

Notes to editors:

Natracare is the first company in the world to provide plastic-free, certified organic cotton tampons and totally chlorine-free sanitary pads and panty liners. Natracare products are biodegradable and can even be composted. Susie Hewson created the brand in 1989 in response to the growing danger to human health and the environment from dioxin pollution in the pulping industries with the chlorine bleaching of paper products.

https://www.natracare.com

Natracare Safe to Flush Moist Tissues are a Water UK certified flushable product. They are the very first to be tested and approved for disposal in a toilet in accordance with UK Water Industry Standards (WIS 4-02-06).

Vegan Approved. This product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Natracare does not use animal testing or derived ingredients in any product or process.

Water UK is a membership organisation which represents all major statutory water and wastewater service providers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They launched a new ‘Fine to Flush’ industry standard in January 2019.

Anglian Water supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic customers in the East of England.

During this global pandemic, the bar of soap is the best cleaning agent to fight against a disease-causing virus, such as the coronavirus. With the help of Lee-Hwa Tai, assistant professor in the immunology and cell biology department at the University of Sherbrooke, Canus thought it would be interesting to share with you the amazing strength of a product we usually see as gentle and soothing.

At the molecular level, the coronavirus is enveloped by a doubled-layered lipid structure that acts like its protective barrier. By washing your hands with soap and water, you surround the virus on your skin with soap molecules. The pin-shaped tails will seek and insert themselves in the fatty envelopes of the virus and break them apart. Soap alters the virus's structure then washes away the damaged and dead virus.

If you do not have access to soap, the antiseptic gel is a good alternative to minimize the risk of infection, but only hand sanitizers containing at least 60% ethanol kills the coronavirus by breaking its lipid membrane. It kills the virus, but leaves it on the skin and causes dryness and irritations.

Soap made with fresh goat's milk has the benefit of moisturizing the skin while washing it. To avoid having dry, flaky skin because of all these washes, be vigilant and prioritize a soap rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

Fresh goat's milk also contains lactic acid, which provides gentle exfoliation to achieve a smooth skin texture while stimulating the production of collagen for a healthier appearance. A powerful component that restores the elasticity of the skin.

Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, both sides, between fingers and under the nails. Then, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

A simple gesture, such as washing your hands, saves lives. It is also a great habit to share with your kids. Together, let's protect our community!

As the CBD industry grows exponentially, one huge problem has plagued consumers: There’s no standard way to predict what dosage, delivery mechanism or concentration will deliver optimal effects.

Many have attempted to use the trial and error method in order to determine what works best. Unfortunately, such an approach is expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous — as it fails to take into account possible drug interactions, especially when taken with other prescription medication.

New Coastal has teamed up with Endocanna Health, a leading biotechnology research company, to offer the first-of-its-kind CBD DNA test. The test helps consumers take the guesswork out of taking CBD.

“Each of us has a DNA makeup that is 99.9% similar to everyone else’s — but it’s that 0.1% unique quantity that can make a huge difference,” Endocanna CEO Len May said. “That seemingly small DNA difference is critically important — it’s responsible for your individual experience with CBD.”

The CBD DNA test is based on the breakthrough idea that each person has a unique endo-compatibility profile that makes some CBD products more ideal to take than others.

This test aligns with New Coastal’s commitment to leading the industry with personalized CBD solutions.

To learn more about DNA testing, the endocannabinoid system and how each body reacts to CBD, visit https://newcoastal.shop/product/cbd-dna-test-kit/.

About New Coastal: New Coastal provides premium CBD products that promote a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. New Coastal also offers a unique DNA test that identifies Endo•Aligned CBD products that will provide the optimal level of wellness for each individual person. New Coastal is delivering on the promise of CBD to the hundreds of millions of Americans who can benefit from taking it daily. By offering best-in-class CBD-infused products for a fair and affordable price, New Coastal is on a mission to bring the potential benefits of CBD to every American household.

About Endocanna Health™, Inc. Endocanna is a biotechnology research company that utilizes a patent-pending process for its cannabinoid DNA variant report, Endo·Decoded™ and product matching algorithm, Endo·Aligned™. Endo·dna™ provides two ways to submit DNA for analysis, either collected through a simple saliva swab or a direct upload of genetic data files from popular DNA testing services like Ancestry, 23andMe, Family TreeDNA, or MyHeritageDNA. Endocanna’s HIPAA compliant and secure health and wellness portal, Mydna.live, provides customers with a personalized experience where they can access their Endo·Decoded report and Endo·Aligned formulation suggestions for their specific genotype.

For more information, visit: www.newcoastal.shop Instagram: @newcoastalshop Facebook: New Coastal Shop

Contact: Adam Smith Phone: (949) 339-5500 Email:  asmith@newcoastalgroup.com

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Cognivia™ is a unique synergistic combination of Garden Sage leaf extract and Spanish Sage encapsulated essential oil. Cognivia™ has a clinically proven effect on cognitive performance from single dose to chronic administration. The amazing effects appear only 1 hour after administration

Discover the results of the new clinical study with Cognivia™ on healthy active volunteers.

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Nexira’s new range of superfoods are an invitation to adventure through its sustainable sourcing from different origins. Our complete range offers various nutritional interests to support a balanced diet with natural, raw or organic powders. For example, our organic Baobab is a pure fruit powder, sustainably sourced in Africa and with a unique slightly tangy taste.

Nexira confirms its positioning as a global leader on natural and organic ingredients. Nexira is going one step beyond sustainability with inavea™, the first organic and sustainable brand committed to the preservation of Nature’s precious resources.

inavea™ pure acacia is an all-natural, organic and GMO-free prebiotic ingredient sourced from carefully selected acacia trees. inavea™ pure acacia is a sustainable prebiotic acacia with a carbon-neutral commitment and involved in the preservation of natural resources and community care. inavea™ pure acacia offers the value of high digestive tolerance with prebiotic properties in a large array of applications.

Watch our video to live an African experience and discover our prebiotic acacia sourcing!

COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE

Acacia gum is a dried exudate from the stem and branches of acacia trees. It is produced by making incisions in the bark of trees. The sap forms nodules which are harvested to be sorted out, cleaned and processed into kibbled acacia gum. Very early in its history, Nexira began to focus scientific research on the nutritional benefits of acacia as a native source of soluble dietary fiber. More than 40 studies have been performed since the late 1970’s and thanks to Nexira’s support, the acacia prebiotic effect has been largely demonstrated. Thanks to its technological properties, acacia gum powder is easy-to-use in a large array of applications: a yogurt with prebiotic properties, a beverage enriched in acacia fiber or a supplement for immunity and digestive health.

THE PREBIOTIC ACACIA WITH HIGH DIGESTIVE COMFORT

Because your health starts in your gut, by taking care of your gut barrier you will favor your immune system. Nexira’s studies have demonstrated that complementary activities of acacia may help for a complete reinforcement of the gut barrier.

High digestive tolerance

Thanks to its highly branched structure, inavea™ pure acacia is gradually fermented from transverse to descending colon with a high digestive tolerance, up to 50 g daily. Certified FODMAP-friendly, our ingredient can be consumed by people with digestive disorders.

Prebiotic effect

Prebiotic effect of acacia has been largely demonstrated for 40 years in more than 40 studies. inavea™ pure acacia has a strong prebiotic effect at a dose of 10 g/day, stimulating healthy bacteria and contributing to the Short Chain Fatty Acids production.

Our latest study, using the SHIME model*, has demonstrated an increase of microbiota diversity (healthy marker) thanks to our prebiotic acacia intake.

Our study has demonstrated that healthy strains’ populations are stimulated (such as Bifidobacterium longum, Prevotella sp., F. Prausnitzii, lachnospiraceae and ruminococcaceae), so did the Short Chain Fatty Acids** production (butyrate and propionate).

Gut barrier permeability

Previous studies have demonstrated that inavea™ pure acacia helps to restore the gut barrier by reinforcing the tight junctions.

CLEAN LABEL AND EASY-TO-USE

inavea™ pure acacia offers the value of a clean label in addition to the consumer appeal of 100% vegetable origin. This pure acacia is the perfect clean label ingredient: organic, all-natural, GMO-free, sustainably sourced, minimally processed and providing health benefits.

inavea™ pure acacia has an excellent stability to extreme process and storage conditions. Thanks to its great technical advantages (100% soluble, tasteless, ordorless, colorless, improves mouthfeel, low viscosity, low carb…), inavea™ pure acacia is easy-to-use in a large array of applications (dietary supplements, bakery, confectionery, dairy, beverage for example).

BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY

“As the world leader in acacia, Nexira is aware of its responsibility and now will be going one step beyond with inavea™, the first organic and sustainable brand committed to the preservation of Nature’s precious resources”, says Mathieu Dondain, Nexira Managing Director.

Since the early 1970’s, Nexira has been involved in sustainable development and has taken special care to develop and to preserve the origins of the natural raw materials we are sourcing. In association with the NGO SOS SAHEL and its partners, Nexira is particularly involved in sustainable development of acacia forests for future supply. This innovative and collaborative approach combines economic and social development for local populations with environmental protection to prevent deforestation.

Since 2009, 28,000 producers have benefited from the Acacia projects that have led to the following contribution:

PREVENTION against deforestation and desertification:

  1. 10,845 hectares of reforestation (equivalent to 27,100 acres)

  2. 2,148,600 planted trees

  3. 30% less firewood consumption

  4. ACTION in favor of soil fertilization and biodiversity

    1. 188,622 acacia trees maintained using the agroforestry ARN practice

    2. Development of 9 local conventions for the sustainable management of local resources

  5. SUPPORT of economic and social development diversifying the sources of income in a fragile ecosystem :

    1. Construction of 17 water points

    2. Embolden woman participation in the decision-making process

    3. New school construction

    4. Increasing the training of acacia sorting, drying and storage.

Today, Nexira is going one step beyond the path of sustainability with inavea™ by ambitiously enhancing our current commitment to two of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND and GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS)

Through these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nexira will aim for a carbon-neutral footprint for the inavea™ brand. “We believe that low environment impact is a major goal, appealing to eco-conscious consumers and necessary to a sustainable growth’, adds Dondain.

Inavea™ is the first premium brand of organic and sustainable ingredients:

  1. Preserving natural resources,

  2. Supporting local communities,

  3. Aiming for a carbon-neutral footprint.

    Starting in 2020, Nexira will unveil new scientific evidence and technical benefits driven by inavea™, as well as providing new innovative synergies and solutions to the industry.

The Chicago Tribune Names NOW® a Winner of the Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Bloomingdale, IL (November 14, 2019) – NOW has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures multiple aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, among others.

NOW has been honored many times before in recognition of worker satisfaction, including both regional and national Best and Brightest Company to Work For® awards.

"While we appreciate the recognition that comes from awards based upon employee surveys, more importantly it is a helpful way for us to better understand the things that engage employees at NOW, as well as how we can improve," said Jim Emme, NOW CEO. "It helps us become stronger and better understand the collective feedback from employees, and contributes to our low rate of staff turnover."

"The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration," said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. "Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results."

To learn more about NOW and its products, visit www.nowfoods.com. To stay up-to-date on NOW news, follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT NOW®:

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, functional foods, sports nutrition and health and beauty products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. After more than 50 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOWFoods.com

Media Contact:

Suzanne Shelton

Suzanne@SheltonGrouppr.com

847-922-5454

NOW® Scientists Publish Test Method to Accurately Measure Inorganic Arsenic in Krill Oil

Bloomingdale, IL (November 13, 2019) – Members of the NOW Methods Development team have published a test method that accurately identifies the presence and measures levels of inorganic arsenic in krill oil: Arsenic Speciation in Krill and Other Marine Oils by Liquid Chromatography−Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry by Katarzyna Banaszewski, Anna Plocicka-Okladlo, and Aaron Secrist (Spectroscopy Volume 34, Issue 9, 8-17).

Arsenic is a ubiquitous element present in the environment, and its toxicity depends not only on total concentration, but more importantly on the chemical form of the element. Inorganic arsenic species are considered to be the most toxic, whereas other organically bound species are considered to have lower or no toxicity in humans.

In late 2017, the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) released a monographed standard to help promote quality krill oil identification and purity testing. Included in these requirements, along with standards for EPA, DHA, phospholipids and astaxanthin, is a limit for inorganic arsenic. However, the method defined in the FCC monograph, which is not able to accurately differentiate between the chemical species of arsenic, is inferior to higher sensitivity and specificity speciation methods, such as HPLC-ICP-MS. Additionally, the complexity of the krill oil matrix requires suitable sample preparation to liberate arsenic species and allow for precise quantitation of inorganic arsenic.

To improve upon the FCC monograph, the NOW Methods Development team conducted a study to develop and validate a procedure for determination of inorganic arsenic in krill oil samples and thus contribute to a more accurate risk assessment analysis for krill oil supplements. The specificity of this method allows for more accurate inorganic arsenic determination compared to other published methods.

"We determined that available test methods did not go far enough in ensuring that krill oil we were sourcing for our supplements met our purity and safety standards," said Aaron Secrist, NOW’s Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. "We published the method in keeping with NOW’s long standing practice of sharing test methods we develop with the industry."

NOW Methods Development Supervisor Katie Banaszewski gave a talk on the elemental speciation of arsenic in krill oil during a scientific session of the 2019 AOAC conference in Denver, CO earlier this year.

The study may be accessed here.

To learn more about NOW and its products, visit www.nowfoods.com. To stay up-to-date on NOW news, follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT NOW®:

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, functional foods, sports nutrition and health and beauty products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. After more than 50 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOWFoods.com

Media Contact:

Suzanne Shelton

Suzanne@SheltonGrouppr.com

847-922-5454

NOW Personal Care Cruelty-Free
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NOW® Health Group Joins PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty-Free Program for All NOW® Solutions Personal Care Products

Bloomingdale, IL (April 9, 2020) – NOW Heath Group has signed on to the PETA Beauty Without Bunnies program in order to help consumers quickly recognize that all NOW® Solutions personal care products are cruelty-free.

NOW has a company-wide ban on animal testing, one of the main requirements for the program.

"We have never tested products on animals, and we require that commitment and documentation from our ingredient suppliers as well, so we wanted to make it easier for consumers to have that assurance while they are shopping," said Tina Tews, NOW’s personal care brand manager. "The Beauty Without Bunnies logo on our labels and our listing on PETA’s shopping app will give confidence to conscientious consumers."

NOW’s extensive line of personal care products are also ISO 22716:2007 certified through Underwriters Laboratories (UL), assuring that they are manufactured under the most rigorous guidelines from production and quality control. They are manufactured using clean ingredients, are free or parabens and artificial colors and fragrances, and use natural preservatives whenever possible. Many of the products are certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

To learn more about NOW and its products, visit www.nowfoods.com. To stay up-to-date on NOW news, follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT NOW®:

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, functional foods, sports nutrition and health and beauty products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. After more than 50 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOWFoods.com

Media Contact:

Suzanne Shelton

Suzanne@SheltonGrouppr.com

847-922-5454

(Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 2020)- Nubocha, launched in March, 2020, is a dairy-free gelato that utilizes sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients. Co-founded by Gianluca Franzoni and Katrina Smith, this line of gelato uses only premium, non-GMO ingredients that are hand-selected, roasted and then blended with fresh spring water to deliver a delicious, vegan, keto- and paleo-friendly dessert alternative for the health-minded consumer.

Using allulose, a rare sugar naturally found in figs and maple syrup, Nubocha is also naturally very low in sugar. In fact, allulose is so low on the glycemic index, it’s not considered an added sugar. The result is a creamy, delicious gelato that is only 250-330 calories per pint.

With a newly launched online shop (https://www.nubocha.com/shop), Nubocha gelato is now able to be shipped directly, in eco-friendly packaging, to consumers anywhere in the continental United States. The brand is also currently being considered by several major retailers. Initial launch was set for Expo West earlier this month. Upon the show’s postponement, Nubocha set-up a pop-up shop for the First Friday event on Abbot Kinney Boulevard with great success. For more information, please visit https://www.nubocha.com

About Nubocha

Nubocha is a dairy-free gelato crafted for consumers who care about their health, the planet and about sustainability. The brand uses only sustainable ingredients—chocolate and whole nuts—and blends them with pure spring water, allowing the true nature of every ingredient to shine. The result is a gelato with a smooth, intense finish that is both vegan and low calorie. Drawing on two decades of experience creating the perfect chocolate, Founder Gianluca Franzoni, who is also Founder and President of Domori, believes in ethical farming practices and sustainability and has therefore crafted a premium gelato that perfect for today’s mindful consumer.

Nutriwell is a company with more than fifteen years of experience in the innovation and development of nutritional snacks such as: bars, trail mixes, rice cakes, cookies, popcorn, gummies, granolas, etc.

Our production facility has the FSSC 22000 certification, equipped with the most sophisticated machinery from Germany and Italy that have the ability to produce high volumes.

We have other quality certifications such as: USDA organic, Gluten free, Kosher and Vegan.

Nutriwell is sold by the most important retailers in Mexico, some of them are: Costco, HEB, 7 eleven, Extra, Soriana, Circle K, SAMS, Walmart, Chedraui, to name a few. Also, private labels to important clients like Nestle.

Our top seller products are "Superfood amaranth bars" and our "Rice cakes".

Superfood amaranth bars: Agave syrup, puffed amaranth, moringa, quinoa, chia, agar gum.

Rice Cakes: rice, canola oil, mix of natural seasonings.

“Our rice cakes are made using simple ingredients that pack a serious punch with elevated flavor profiles to satiate cravings and deliver a unique snacking experience,” said Gabriela Almazán, Sales Director.

Nutriwell most recent launch proves that healthy snacks can be delicious, “amaranth-quinoa bars with dark chocolate” with organic dark chocolate and superfoods like quinoa and amaranth, is certified gluten-free and USDA Organic, oil-free, dairy and soy-free, and paleo-friendly, delivering the cleanest fuel around.

We are the #1 amaranth producer in the world! Amaranth is the principal ingredient in our products because of its many benefits that it provides to our health. Amaranth was considered a staple food of the ancient Aztecs, it is a good source of protein with all essential amino acids and it provides iron and dietary fiber.

For more information, visit: www.nutriwell.com.mx

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kelsey Cone Kelsey@mediafycomms.com 

Olababy to Showcase Modernized Feeding System at Expo West 2020 

Olababy is Thrilled to Exhibit Their Nature-Inspired Baby Feeding System to the Expo West Audience 

Portland, Oregon (February 5, 2020)- Olababy, the maker of a complete modernized feeding system for babies, will be exhibiting their line of innovative baby feeding products at Natural Products Expo West, from March 3 – 7 in Anaheim, CA. 

Olababy designs nature inspired products with babies’ learning and growth in mind, creating innovative tools to help babies with the weaning process and teach them the basic skills for self-feeding. Made with 100% food-grade silicone and only the safest materials available, Olababy is leading the way in modernized feeding. 

“We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West; all of Olababy’s products are inspired by nature- the Feeding and Training spoons resemble that of a leaf and sprout, while our Gentle Bottle mimics a mother’s breast in texture and shape,” says Co-Founder and Managing Director Paul Wang. “We want to make it easier for parents to provide an effortless and natural transition between breastfeeding and self-feeding.” 

Olababy has a full line of products geared towards fostering baby’s growth. Their award-winning product, the Soft-tip Training Spoon, was designed to be baby’s first self-feeding spoon. This product is dishwasher safe and doubles as a teether for little ones. The flexible material allows baby to safely practice scooping, cutting and slicing and is ergonomically designed for baby hands. The brand also carries the SteamBowl, which is a two-in- one bowl that allows parents to prep and steam baby’s food and serve it to their child all in one bowl. The SteamBowl will steam baby puree while locking in all the vital nutrients needed for baby to maintain a healthy diet. The easy-to-clean design includes the Smart Lip, which supports easy scooping and scraping for baby. 

For babies still in the bottle phase, Olababy offers the GentleBottle, designed to keep the feeding process as natural as possible for baby. The off-set nipple design allows for easy latching and less likelihood of bottle rejection, while the attractive bottle color stimulates the baby’s visual senses and the smooth texture and shape make it easy for holding. All Olababy products are made with 100% food-grade silicone and are always BPA and toxin free. 

Olababy will be exhibiting at booth # 3099 in the Lifestyle section located in Hall C. Co-Founders Paul Wang and Qiao Lin will be onsite for any retail and media inquiries. 

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About Olababy 

Olababy is a Portland, Oregon based company specializing in designing products that are not only safe, but also more sustainable for fostering baby’s growth. Founders Paul Wang and Qiao Lin set out to create a brand geared towards functional, innovative products that enlighten your child and make parents lives easier. The founders had one major goal in mind when starting Olababy; to create products that would modernize the feeding experience. For more information, please visit Olababy.com. 

Silver Lining to Pandemic
by: Olita Inc. (#N921)

Message from Olita CEO: While we all deal with SIP (Shelter in Place) disruption and inconveniences at best and in extreme cases, the Corona Virus illness and death at worst, we want to share some positive impact on the environment during this crisis. Here are some articles we've found that inspired us. We are reminded that the environment can rebound when we reduce pollutants caused by human activity. Worth a read!

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/future/artichttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200326-covid-19-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-environment

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51944780

Earth911: https://earth911.com/eco-tech/use-coronavirus-to-reset-your-life-for-sustainability/

Team OLITA wishes everyone safety and health as we move through this global pandemic as one global people.

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https://www.olitashop.com/blogs/news/silver-lining-to-pandemic

An emerging concern among ocean scientists, stewards, and beach-goers is the impact that certain chemical sunscreens are having on the marine environment. This has led to bans on the sale and use of conventional sunscreens in states like Hawaii, and island communities including Key West, Aruba and Palau. 

http://www.beachapedia.org/Reef_Friendly_Sunscreens

Olita is proud to have been selected by the Mom’s Choice Awards®, named among the best in family-friendly products! All of our products are safe to use on children and adults. Adding a Mom’s Choice Award® to is another stamp of approval and shows our core values of producing protective and safe products. 

Perfect for diaper bags, pockets, purses, and backpacks. Keep your kids' young skin safe from the sun - easy to apply on faces and little places. Effective shield against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Broad spectrum AND chemical-free. Safely protects your kids' skin and does not harm our oceans or sea life. 

The Mom’s Choice Awards® is an unbiased group that evaluates products and services for children and families. They are an US based group that has reviewed items in more than 57 other countries. Volunteers adhere to a strict code of ethics when evaluating products and ensure they have an objective view. The panel of volunteers includes, parents, educators, business professionals, and scientists. Factors they look at include quality, educational value, cost, and more. After the products are evaluated, MCA donates many of the items to schools, hospitals, and charities. Olita is always interested in partnering with companies with a similar mission to ours. We are excited to be certified by the Mom’s Choice Awards - one of the most respected and helpful groups rating consumer products.

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Olita believes in sponsoring USA Olympic athletes and supports athletes at every level by Making Skin Happy! We are proud to support the talented Paris Henken and Anna Tobias, elite women sailors on Team Henken Tobias, as they qualify to go to Japan and represent the USA Olympic Team.  Check  out these amazing young women representing the best of the USA https://henkentobiassailing.com/

Safe Sunscreens
by: Olita Inc. (#N921)

When you think of the top sunscreen brands, you may think of Tropicana, Banana Boat, and Coppertone - large companies that have been around for a long time. However, these sunscreen brands and many others actually contain chemicals that are harmful for oceans and people. More and more consumers are catching on to the benefits of physical sunscreens - those made of zinc and titanium dioxide, like our Olita Mineral Sunscreens, that protect your skin by reflecting sunlight. The aforementioned brands mainly produce chemical sunscreens, which contain oxybenzone, octinoxate, butylparaben, and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4MBC). Oxybenzone is harmful to coral reefs, can cause gender shifts in fish, inhibit embryonic development of sea urchins and mammals, plus causes procarcinogenic activity. Some studies even suggest it may be an endocrine blocker in humans. This creates a need for an alternative type of sunscreen. Obviously covering up is the best way to protect yourself, but mineral sunscreen like Olita’s is the next best alternative and works really well to protect skin from harmful UVA UVB rays.

It is estimated that 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up on coral reefs every year. This puts about one third of the ocean’s coral at risk. It is predicted that by 2050 (just 30 years from now!) 75% of coral will be critically at risk. There are many reasons to protect coral, the most biodiverse and endangered ecosystem in the world. Coral provides a habitat to many fish and plants. It is a food source for humans and drives a lot of tropical tourism. It is also a natural barrier against hurricanes, typhoons, and tsunamis. In addition to sunscreen damaging coral reefs, there are many other environmental threats facing our oceans. These include rising sea temp, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, and overfishing.

Luckily, there is hope for the coral reefs. Many great organizations are working hard to preserve and restore coral reefs. One technique that is being used to restore reefs is putting in artificial reefs. This provides a habitat for coral inhabitants, buffers the coast, and provides a place for coral to grow back slowly. Hawaii has even banned non-reef-safe sunscreens, and other states like Florida are sure to follow soon. We are proud to sell our REEF SAFE Olita Mineral sunscreens, which are of course safe on your skin and safe on the environment. Our other products, like the AfterSun body oil (Fragrance Free) are EWG (Environmental Working Group) Verified, meaning they contain only the safest ingredients for your skin. Head over to the shop part of our website to get some today!

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Launches Keto-Friendly Almond Butter at Expo West

First-to-Market Organic Blanched Almond Butter Features 7g of Protein and 1g Net Carbs

Nunda, NY – Once Again Nut Butter is expanding its lineup to include two new keto-friendly, organic blanched almond butters. Launching at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1915, the products are the only blanched almond butters on the market and pack 7g of plant-based protein with just 1g of net carbs. 

Available in extra creamy and crunchy varieties, Once Again’s organic blanched almond butters start with almonds that have had the skin removed, taking with it most of the nut’s natural carbohydrates. The almonds are then dry roasted until they reach peak flavor, resulting in a wonderfully rich almond butter that meets the needs of keto and paleo consumers, low glycemic index diets, and anyone looking for a truly natural, low-carb protein option. With an ingredient list that includes only organic blanched almonds, these nutritious nut butters are free of sodium, preservatives, cholesterol and trans-fat. They’re also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free certified, vegan, Kosher, and part of the brand’s Honest in Trade program.  

Shared Gael J. B. Orr, Marketing-Communications and PR Manager, “Almond butter is a delicious and convenient source of plant-based protein, healthy fats and powerful nutrients that is appealing to a wide range of consumers. While the taste and pure ingredients of our new blanched almond butters are universal, by removing the skin and reducing the carbohydrates, we’ve also made these products ideal for those following a keto compliant or strict, low-carb diet. We’re excited to be delivering a new high-quality, organic and wholesome option to this growing market.”

Once Again’s organic blanched almond butters are currently sold online at onceagainnutbutter.com and will be available at local co-ops and natural food stores across the country this spring for an SRP of $14.49 per jar. The product is packaged in 12oz recycled glass jars.

About Once Again Nut Butter             Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is an employee-owned company with a passion for doing things the right way for its people, products and the planet. Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanut butters. The company’s tree nut and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the company founded its Honest In Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media. 

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Once Again Launches Maple Almond Butter at Expo West
by: Once Again Nut Butter (#1915)

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Launches Maple Almond Butter at Expo West

New Maple Sweetened, Creamy, Natural Nut Butter Joins Brand’s Sustainable Lineup

Nunda, NY – For those days when you go to grab a jar of almond butter and crave a touch of sweetness, Once Again is introducing its maple almond butter at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1915. Made with unblanched organic almonds dry roasted to perfection, this creamy nut butter is infused with just-the-right amount of pure maple sugar and a hint of natural vanilla. Featuring 6g of plant-protein per serving, plus calcium, iron and potassium, the new product is a delicious combo of super-nut nutrition and oh-so-satisfying taste. It’s also free of preservatives, cholesterol, trans fat, GMO’s, added oils and salt, plus gluten-free certified, vegan, kosher, and part of the brand’s Honest in Trade program. 

Said Gael J. B. Orr, Marketing-Communications and PR Manager, “We’re constantly innovating at Once Again Nut Butter, and it’s always a treat when we get to create new products with flavors that we personally love. Our wonderfully rich-tasting almond butter, paired with the delicate sweetness of maple, is sure to bring happiness to taste buds everywhere!”

An ideal dip, spread or baking ingredient, Once Again’s new maple almond butter is currently sold online at onceagainnutbutter.com and will be available at local co-ops and natural food stores across the country this spring for an SRP of $10.49 per 16oz recycled glass jar. 

About Once Again Nut Butter             Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is an 100% employee-owned company with a passion for doing things the right way for its people, products and the planet. Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanut butters. The company’s tree nut and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the company founded its Honest In Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media. 

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Launches Sunflower Hemp Butter at Expo West

Certified Organic, Lightly Sweetened, Creamy Seed Butter with Added Hemp Oil Joins Sustainable Lineup

Nunda, NY – Once Again Nut Butter, spreading integrity for over 40 years, is introducing new Sunflower Hemp Butter at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1915. This allergy-friendly addition to the brand’s lineup is made with organically grown sunflower seeds, dry roasted for enhanced flavor and milled creamy to make your taste buds dance. Organic hemp oil gives this product a powerful boost of antioxidants, amino acids, and Omega fatty acids, while just a bit of sugar and salt are added for taste. Certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, the new product is also free of preservatives, cholesterol, trans fat, plus gluten-free certified, vegan, kosher, and part of the brand’s Honest in Trade program.  

Delivering 5g of plant-protein per serving plus a healthy dose of iron and potassium, Once Again’s organic sunflower hemp butter is also rich in Vitamin E thanks to both its sunflower seed and hemp oil ingredients. The lightly sweetened and creamy product is delicious paired with toast or fruit, mixed into oatmeal or yogurt, baked into cookies, or eaten straight from the jar. 

Said Gael J. B. Orr, Marketing-Communications and PR Manager, “Hemp oil is shaking up the food industry as a new way to add functional nutrition to products, and we’re on board! This on-trend ingredient complements our organic sunflower seeds beautifully, both in taste and its phenomenal health benefits.” 

Once Again’s new organic sunflower hemp butter will be available at local co-ops and natural food stores across the country this spring, plus it can be purchased online at onceagainnutbutter.com for an SRP of $6.49. The product is packaged in 16oz recycled glass jars. 

About Once Again Nut Butter             Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is an 100% employee-owned company with a passion for doing things the right way for its people, products and the planet. Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanut butters. The company’s tree nut and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the company founded its Honest In Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media. 

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Organic, plant-based sport line, organic plant-based protein pancake mix, collagen water, and plant-based kids protein shake among the new releases.

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (February 26, 2020) Orgain, a leader in clean nutrition that champions wellness by delivering a line of food-based, on-the-go meals, beverages and snacks, is excited to enter new categories with the launch of several new products that will be showcased at the Natural Products Expo West 2020.

After announcing a competitive expansion plan late last year, Orgain has super-charged its innovation pipeline in an effort to continue to develop new products designed to help loyal consumers easily integrate the power of clean nutrition into every part of their day.

Orgain is excited to expand its offerings with a delicious new Organic Plant Based Protein Pancake Mix, offering consumers a more robust and higher quality version of the often sugar-laden breakfast option. With the Classic Whole Wheat and Oat packed with protein and fiber. Staying true to loyal consumer demand, Orgain will also offer a Gluten Free Organic Plant-based Protein Pancake Mix.

Building from the continued success of its Collagen line of products, Orgain will debut a full line of Collagen Zero Waters in four delicious flavors, including Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lime, Blood Orange, and Black Raspberry for a refreshing and convenient way to get 10g of collagen peptides with zero sugar.  A great, refreshing way to replenish collagen throughout the day.

Another highlight is Orgain’s expansion into the Sports Nutrition category, delivering the functional benefits of plant powered ingredients, antioxidants, and adaptogens for pre and post workout recovery. With a premium line of Organic Sport Plant Based Powders, which includes Sport Energy, Recovery, and Protein Powders, the everyday athlete will be able to combat issues like inflammation, reduce recovery time and improve endurance.

“An important step in new product development for us is to listen to what our consumers are telling us and deliver new products that will make it easy for them to maintain and/or improve their wellbeing throughout their busy days. Our extensive new portfolio of products allows us to be present amidst their active lives with convenient, nutritious options that provide functional benefits,” noted Orgain’s founder, Dr. Andrew Abraham.

Expo West Full New Product Snapshot

Organic Sport Energy and Recovery Powders:

A premium line of plant-based powders formulated with organic food-based ingredients for optimal performance. The pre-workout powder is a natural energy booster packed with antioxidants and adaptogens in a Berry Blast flavor. The Post workout powder is a detoxifying, adaptogenic powder to aid in muscle recovery available in a refreshing lemonade flavor.

Organic Sport Plant Based Protein Powder:

Packed with 30g of plant-based protein and functional food-based ingredients to help everyday athletes build strength, and aid in performance & recovery. Available in chocolate and vanilla at Whole Foods starting in May.

Organic Plant-Based Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix:

Delicious and fluffy, certified organic protein pancakes from the leader in plant-based protein. Packed with 10g organic plant-based protein and made without dairy & soy ingredients. Available in whole wheat and classic gluten free. 

Collagen Zero Waters:

Refreshing functional beverage offering 10g collagen and zero sugar, lightly sweetened with stevia and monk fruit extract. Contains type I and III collagen, no GMOs, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and made without dairy and soy ingredients. Available in four delicious fruit flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lime, Blood Orange, and Black Raspberry.

Collagen Zero Protein Powder:

Zero sugar with big flavor. 20g of type I & III Collagen sourced from grass fed, pasture raised cows. Supports healthy hair, skin, nails & joint function.* Simply mix with water, shake and enjoy. Made without soy, gluten, or dairy ingredients, and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.  Available in chocolate and vanilla.

Collagen Zero Protein Shake:

A delicious and convenient on-the go protein shake with zero sugar and 20g type I & III collagen to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. Made without soy, gluten, or dairy ingredients and like all Orgain products, free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors and preservatives. Available in chocolate and vanilla. Simply shake and enjoy.

Organic Simple Protein Powder:

A unique plant based protein powder that meets the growing millennial consumer demand for products with fewer, simpler, delicious ingredients. 20 grams of plant-based protein, and 4 grams of organic fiber from organic peas, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and chia, it is USDA certified organic and contains zero fillers, binders, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Available in two delicious flavor options: Chocolate Nut and Vanilla Nut.

Organic Plant Based Kids Protein Shake:  

The best-selling kids’ organic nutrition shake now available in a delicious plant-based offering, perfect for growing kids ages two and up. Serves up high quality ingredients with 9g of organic pea protein, 25% less sugar than the leading conventional brand, 25 vitamins and minerals, and a blend of organic fruits and veggies. Available in chocolate and vanilla.

20g Protein Plant-Based Shake:

Convenient and delicious 20g plant-based protein shake made with pea protein and 10 organic fruit and veggie superfoods, with only 150 calories and 1g sugar.

All of Orgain’s clean nutrition products are non-GMO and made without soy ingredients, most are USDA Certified Organic, plant-based, and made without gluten ingredients. Orgain will be showcasing its newest line of clean nutrition products at Expo West 2020 in Anaheim from March 5th -7th at booth 2036 Hall B.

About Orgain

Orgain was created by Dr. Andrew Abraham to save his own life during his battle with cancer, and now it’s made to fuel yours. Orgain's primary purpose is to make delicious organic nutritional products to help people lead healthy, vibrant lives. Its products include meal replacement shakes, protein powders and snack bars for adults and kids. Orgain uses only the highest quality ingredients, never at the cost of taste and texture. Most Orgain products are Certified Organic and all are free of soy, gluten, are non-GMO and free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. For more information on products and new launches please visit Orgain.com or follow us on social @Orgain.

For more information or to schedule a deskside meeting at Expo West please contact:

Jennifer Jimenez

SIDECAR

Jennifer@sayhitosidecar.com

(571) 243-6865

Orgain, Public Relations

Katie Bihl

katie@drinkorgain.com

(949) 463-1236

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Otto’s Naturals Launches New Grain-Free Pasta 

CLINTON, NEW JERSEY—Otto’s Naturals, the company known for pioneering cassava flour's popularity in the home kitchen, proudly announces the debut of Grain-Free Pasta. Developed in Italy from Otto's premium Cassava Flour, the single-ingredient pasta line offers a quick, clean-label meal solution to consumers maintaining a gluten-free, grain-free, or paleo lifestyle. Available in familiar Penne, Fusilli and Elbow shapes, Otto's shelf-stable pasta is a center-store innovation that delivers the satisfying taste and texture of traditional wheat-based pasta. Reflecting the same approachable branding and on-pack transparency that defines Otto's reputation as the category leader in cassava flour, Grain-Free Pasta expands the company's footprint beyond the baking aisle, driving forward its mission to make nourishing, memorable meals more accessible for all. 

Going from pouch to plate in under 10 minutes, Otto's pasta makes a fuss-free side dish or versatile foundation for heartier entrées. Non-GMO Project Verified and naturally free of the Top 8 Allergens, Otto's is made without beans, legumes, highly refined starches, isolated proteins, binders or gums--increasingly common ingredients which can trigger symptoms in the 70+ million Americans living with digestive and autoimmune disorders. A standout from other gluten-free offerings, Otto's is made from only cassava flour and filtered spring water, yet delivers the taste and texture of traditional pasta we all crave. Outside the home, Otto's supports professional chefs and foodservice operators seeking a consistent, cost-effective way to create a signature pasta experience for guests on a modified diet.     

"Giving people the tools to re-create delicious, grain-free versions of their favorite family recipes plays a big role in our company vision. Dishes taste the way we remember them best, and new traditions take root, too” says Sadie Olsen, founder and CEO of Otto's Naturals. "With our Grain-Free Pasta, we're excited to go one step further in making cassava an everyday food for a wider audience, regardless of culinary skill. We're excited to reunite the grain-free community with this comfort food classic." All three varieties of Otto’s pasta are packaged in 8oz pouches with a target retail of $5.99. Slated to roll out to stores in Q3, Grain-Free Pasta boosts same-trip purchase opportunities for the brand across all distribution channels. 

Since launching 5 years ago, Otto's Naturals has become the best-selling cassava flour in the US, consistently ranking in the top 10 of all shelf-stable flours in the Natural Channel according to SPINs. Otto’s Cassava Flour can now be found at 4000+ stores nationwide. Following an enthusiastic pre-launch reception at the Fancy Food Show in January, Grain-Free Pasta will join Otto's Cassava Flour in welcoming the trade to Booth #4939 at Natural Products Expo West 2020 in Anaheim, CA, March 3-7; more info at expowest.com  

About Otto's Naturals

Founded in 2014 by mom and cassava entrepreneur, Sadie Olsen, Otto's Naturals is committed to making food traditions more inclusive for the vibrant gluten-free, grain-free and food sensitivity community. Otto's first product was Cassava Flour--a naturally Top 8 Allergen Free food with unrivaled similarities to wheat flour in taste, texture and performance. Sadie first discovered the unique qualities of cassava flour after she was advised during her pregnancy (with the real Otto) to follow a paleo diet. When she was finally able to recreate her family’s favorite recipes without tedious recipe alterations she knew she had to share her experience with everyone navigating a grain-free journey. Otto’s premium Cassava Flour is now carried in over 4000 stores, along with a national fanbase from online platforms like Amazon.com and Thrive Market. In 2020, Otto’s will introduce a line of Grain-Free Pasta to its portfolio, shaking up center store with a convenient, single-ingredient solution for satisfying gluten-free meals. All products from Otto’s Naturals are 100% plant-based, certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Paleo-friendly, and kosher.  Otto’s proudly bears the Autism Approved logo on its products in support of the Autism Hope Alliance. More info at ottosnaturals.com.

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Media Contact: Orca PR, Tana Siebold, tana@orcapr.com

Fairfield, NJ (February 24, 2020)REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®, Snacks with a Plant-Based Twist, to debut a bright and bold new look and three new butternut squash-based snacks at the Natural Products Expo West on March 4-7, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA at Booth #N929 (North Hall).

The REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP® refresh is designed to elevate the look to appeal to a broad consumer audience, while continuing to captivate brand loyalists, who have driven the explosive growth. The design increases shelf presence with a more modern look featuring brighter colors, bold print and easy-to-read veggie and nutritional call outs. The logo received a makeover to prominently reinforce the brand name. The new look also brings to life the spirit of “MORE is MORE” with beautiful vegetable imagery, and fun product graphics taking center stage to celebrate the bounty of veggie goodness in each pack.

"We have grown-up and evolved our brand since launching less than two years ago and the new visual identity reflects what consumers have been telling us,” said Deb Holt, CMO of REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®. ”The enhanced look embodies our commitment to inspire all snack lovers to live healthier and snack happier. We are ‘Keepin’ It Real,’ from the ground up – literally – and use the best ingredients that nature has to offer in our deliciously crunchy, plant-based snacks,” she continued.

REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP® is also releasing three new butternut squash-based product offerings, to join its cauliflower counterparts, with more flavor, more crunch, more veggies and more bites per serving #SquashGoals:

Butternut Squash Tortilla Chips: We use an array of spices as our secret weapon ingredients to enhance the butternut flavor of our chips. Each lightly salted bite brings out the sweet nutty flavor of butternut squash leaving you to crave more. Available in Sea Salt. $3.99 SRP (4.5oz)

Butternut Squash Stalks (Puffed Snack): Butternut Squash stalks are light with an irresistible crunch bringing a whole new twist on puffed snacks. Can’t decide if you like your squash salty or sweet? Don’t worry we have both. Available in Sea Salt and Cinnamon. $3.99 SRP (4oz)

“Extending Butternut Squash to Tortilla Chips and Puffed Snacks, or as we call them ‘Stalks,’ was a natural addition to our plant-based snack offerings,“ said Aaron Greenwald, President of REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®. “Our consumers and trade partners asked for more veggies and we are giving it to them – eating right doesn’t need to be full of tradeoffs,” he continued.  

REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®, powered by start-up veterans and co-founders of Halen Brands, Jason Cohen and Leigh Feuerstein, was launched in 2018 with a line of snacks, made with real cauliflower, that included Crackers and Pretzels. In the first two years of distribution the REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP® brand has reached over 20,000 doors of distribution and received overwhelming acceptance from snack lovers nationwide. In 2019, under the leadership of President Aaron Greenwald and COO and Creator Vincent James, the brand expanded the cauliflower-based line to offer Stalks (Puffed Snacks) and Tortilla Chips. The line of snacks, made with real butternut squash, was also introduced and included Pretzels and Crackers. With the new butternut squash-based Tortilla Chips and Stalks launching in 2020, the brand covers all your go-to favorites! 

“Snackers today want to feel good about their own choices and what they give their loved ones,” said Jason Cohen Co-CEO of Halen Brands. “We have been able to rethink your favorite snacks using real, plant-based ingredients so you can be proud to share with your friends and families – either at home, on the go, or online! They taste great and leave you wanting more.”

Come “Keep it Real” at the REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP® Booth #N929 (North Hall) at the Natural Products Expo West and check out our new look and delicious snacks made with real veggies! For more information on REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®, please visit fromthegroundupsnacks.com. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

About REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®

REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP® offers delicious and crave-worthy snacks with a plant-based twist. We are Keepin’ it Real to give you more of what you love. More flavor, more crunch, more veggies and more bites per serving. Non-GMO, Vegan and Gluten Free Certified. Our Crackers, Pretzels, Stalks and Tortilla Chips are made with real cauliflower and butternut squash, our hero veggie is always in the top 3 ingredients. For more information on REAL FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP®, visit fromthegroundupsnacks.com.

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Meet the Makers Leah and Trudy from PAAVANI
by: PAAVANI Ayurveda (#H1208)

https://www.erewhonmarket.com/meet-the-makers-leah-and-trudy-from-paavani/

We scratched the surface of the deep knowledge held by PAAVANI founders, Ayurvedic practitioners and friends, Leah Klatt & Trudy Collings. We look forward to speaking with them in the future as they share more of their expertise around Ayurvedic traditions. For now, we hope you will enjoy learning about the beginnings of their company.

EREWHON:  Tell us about your company

LEAH: Named after the Sanskrit term for Purity, PAAVANI was created to bring the ancient traditions of Ayurveda to the modern world, by providing products that are comprised entirely of ingredients from the earth. Selecting quality ingredients to craft our line is necessary to uphold Ayurvedic traditions and to offer products that are nutrient rich; and that contain the highest amount of healing constituents.

TRUDY: All PAAVANI ingredients are selected from premium sources, holding high standards for sustainable & ethical practices; and encouraging the philosophy of ahimsa or nonviolence. We believe that by offering respect and gratitude to the plants & minerals that make up our products, one can receive even deeper benefits from their innate wisdom.

EREWHON: How did you two meet?

LEAH: We met at the California College of Ayurveda, a premier U.S. Ayurvedic educational center in Nevada City, CA. Seeing the world from an Ayurvedic perspective was incredible, but taking on the new role of living an Ayurvedic lifestyle wasn’t always easy. It was not possible to simply learn about Ayurveda, it was necessary to live, eat and experience Ayurveda from a firsthand perspective, and we deeply valued having one another to relate to as we integrated all that we were learning.

TRUDY: It was through the program that we unearthed our shared passion for the endless healing capabilities and intuitive wisdom of herbs. At home, we both began to formulate our own herbal remedies and unbeknownst to us at the time, the seed of PAAVANI Ayurveda was sown!

EREWHON: Tell us a bit more about your path to Ayurveda

LEAH: I first learned of Ayurveda from a close friend who was studying at a small Ayurvedic school in Arcata, CA. I was immediately drawn to the Ayurvedic perspective and its premise that all beings are made up of their own unique blend of the elements. I was intrigued by how the elements present themselves in all characteristic of a person–from their physical features, to their digestion, to their mental and emotional tendencies.

TRUDY: My path was inspired at an early age by my father’s work in India in the 1960s. He lived in Lahore for most of his twenties, creating irrigation canals, and this began a lifelong love affair between him and this vibrant country. I grew up with tales of India from my father and my parents introduced me to Indian cuisine at a young age. I was enamored by the exotic spices and colors of the food and knew I wanted to learn more about Indian culture. Yoga became an integral part of my life. My yoga practice combined with my upbringing, education and interest in traditional medicine is what brought me to the California College of Ayurveda.

EREWHON: What is your vision for PAAVANI?

LEAH: We hope to spread the wisdom of Ayurveda and encourage the daily ritual of self-care through PAAVANI. We believe that by creating space to honor and love the mind, body and skin, one will cultivate optimal wellbeing.

TRUDY: PAAVANI products are intended to reconnect people by becoming a part of their own self-care process. By empowering people to have the option to create their ideal skincare line, and connecting our customers to the plants and minerals which they are made from, we will encourage one another to make space for the necessary ritual of self-care.

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Paavani Ayurveda Nasya ($18)

Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of lubricating the nasal passageway with herb-infused oil—this one features sesame oil, gotu kola and shankh pushpi and eucalyptus—to protect the nasal cavity and promote mental clarity.

 

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7. PAAVANI Ayurveda Tridoshic Body Oil: $32

Body oils have been all the rage as of late, and this herb and essential oil-packed blend infused with the Ayurvedic Healing Mantra not only keeps the skin hydrated, but also contains powerful vibrations sure to keep your body (and you) feeling good throughout the day. This can be applied before or after bathing to give your skin a luxe, hydrated glow.

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Spring, Ayurvedically known as kapha season, is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere and despite the variable weather, we can feel the temperature beginning to warm at home here in Northern California. While strolling along the Buttermilk Trail in Grass Valley last weekend, I had the pleasure of witnessing a parade of butterflies kissing and dancing among the wildflowers. California poppies and daffodils are bravely emerging and dazzling us with their brilliant gold, yellow and white faces. Up at Ananda Village, the multitude of tulips have burst from their bulbs and have visitors lining up to be in their presence. The snow is beginning to melt on the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and people are getting their last winter activities in while they can. Within all of this fresh spring activity, many of us are recovering from lingering colds, coughs, allergies and even the flu. Although beautiful, the transition into spring weather and kapha season can be rather challenging for our bodies; especially our respiratory systems. To better support ourselves during this time of year, we would like to share with you the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of neti and nasya.

Neti and nasya are traditional Ayurvedic rituals that have been performed for thousands of years by yoga practitioners. Yogis discovered that these practices help open the sinuses, increase the flow ofprana and deepen the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises). Even if you are not a yogi, there are a plethora of reasons to begin to incorporate neti and nasya into your daily ritual.

The term ‘neti’ literally means ‘to guide’. As Dr. David Frawley explains in his book, Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga & Ayurveda, neti “refers to the water that guides or draws our energy through the nasal passages, opening them up along the way”. For the water to enter our nasal passageways, we need to use a neti pot. If you have never seen a neti pot, it is typically ceramic and looks like a small teapot with a long spout that fits comfortably into the nostrils. You can find a neti pot at your local natural food store, yoga studio, Ayurveda centers or online at PAAVANI Ayurveda.

Nasya’ is the Ayurvedic term for nasal therapy. A nasya oil can be used on its own or in conjunction with a neti pot to oleate and moisturize the nasal passageways. Nasya oil also makes an excellent travel companion. One can use nasya oil on the plane or in an airport to support a healthy journey. Traditionally, nasya oil is made up of a blend of sesame oil infused with organic herbs that help clear, uplift and restore the nasal passageways and sinuses. PAAVANI continues in the Ayurvedic tradition with our handmade, organic Nasya Oil. This blend is formulated with the carrier oils, sesame and sunflower oil and infused with gotu kolabrahmi, shankh pushpi, tulsi, fennel, rose and essential oils of eucalyptuslaurel leaf, peppermintlemoncardamomravensara and tea tree. It is appropriate for all doshas and helps to restore the vitality of the respiratory system, oleate the nostrils and promote proper breathing.

In our modern world, poor air quality is rampant. Pollution, chemicals and smog are typical in urban environments and negatively affect our breathing. As we inhale, our nose acts as a filter, trapping pathogens in the air; however, we often neglect cleansing away the debris. Through the practice of neti and nasya, we are able to effectively cleanse the nasal passageway, remove excess mucous, improve focus, to support brain function and strengthen vitality.

Some conditions that can greatly benefit from these practices include sinus allergies, deviated septum, nasal polyps, colds and flu, poor digestion, headaches, asthma, constipation, obesity, acne, arthritis, heart disease, insomnia, weak immune function, chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety.1 Please note, the use of neti and nasya alone may not cure these conditions; yet, the use of these simple, effective practices can help reduce symptoms of dis-ease.

 The best time of day to perform the rituals of neti and nasya is first thing in the morning. Mucus can accumulate while we lie supine in our sleep and it is best to remove this, as well as any lingering toxins that are ready to be dispelled out of the body.

Here’s how it’s done.

 HOW TO NETI POT

  1. Mix warm, salt water solution inside neti pot. We recommend boiling the water and let it cool or used distilled water to ensure there is no contamination. Begin with ¼ tsp of salt per ½ cup of water. *Please note, you can increase the amount of salt if the solution stings your nose.
  2. Stand in front of your sink and place the tip of the pot’s spout in one nostril.
  3. Tilt your head to one side and insert the spout of the neti pot into your nostril. Keep your head tilted and let the solution enter the nasal passage and flow in one nostril and out the other. *It is important to keep the mouth open and the head tilted so water does not come into the back of the throat.
  4. Mix new solution and repeat for other nostril.
  5. Upon completion, expel any remaining mucous and water out of the nose by blowing your nose with a tissue.
  6. Following neti, oil nasal passages with nasya oil to avoid dryness.

HOW TO USE NASYA OIL:

DAILY USE: Place 1-2 drops on clean fingertip & apply into nostril. Repeat on opposite side. WEEKLY USE: With head tilted back, apply 3-5 drops of oil into nostril. Inhale Deeply. Repeat on the opposite side.

Yoga and Ayurveda teach us that the breath is one of the most powerful tools for transformation that we hold. Neti and nasya help us to breathe deeply and connect fully with our world. If you have not yet experienced these ancient practices, we encourage you to give them a try this spring. Wishing you a vital, joyful and healthy season!

Works Cited

Frawley, David. Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga & Ayurveda. Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Lotus Press. 2005.

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You may have heard of using ear candles to clear wax out of the ears. You may even rely on cotton swabs for the task. But have you ever tried Karna Purana, the Ayurvedic method of ear oiling? It is no surprise that Ayurveda recommends using oil to maintain the health of the ears; after all, Ayurveda, India’s traditional healing system, is a huge proponent of using oil in and on all parts of the body. Oil is so highly revered in the Ayurvedic tradition that the Sanskrit term snehana means both “to oil the body” and “to love the body.” Even 5,000 years ago, people in ancient India understood a concept which is making a comeback today: self-care translates to self-love. When you oil yourself through Ayurvedic practices such as Karna Purana, you are also loving the body through self-care.

THE BENEFITS OF KARNA PURANA

Karna Purana is the Sanskrit term for the Ayurvedic technique of administering warm oil into the ear canals. Performed daily, this self-care ritual works as preventative medicine to maintain optimal health of the ears and jaw. Ayurvedic ear cleaning can also be done in a more therapeutic sense to pacify certain imbalances often caused by excess vata accumulation and aggravation brought on by cold and windy weather, overstimulation and travel. According to Ayurveda, the ears are a physical place in the body where vata resides. Vata dosha is considered to be highly mobile, cold, dry and rough, and these qualities are easily unbalanced through the daily pressures of modern life. The antidote for this is Karna Purana, which calms Vata Dosha by bringing in opposing qualities – warm, moist, stable and smooth. Some of the benefits of ear oiling, as explained by Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, include its ability to:

  • reduce dryness or itching in the ears
  • prevent ear infections
  • reduce tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • reduce tension in the neck and jaw
  • diminish TMJ symptoms
  • relieve headaches
  • assist in reducing vertigo
  • reduce congestion from wax or yeast overgrowth

Traditionally, sesame oil is used in Karna Purana, due to its warming, nourishing, anti-microbial and moisturizing effects. At PAAVANI, we like to take a modern approach to this ancient practice by infusing the sesame oil into our Karna Purana Ear Oil with organic lavender, which contains antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, calming and soothing properties.

HOW TO PERFORM KARNA PURANA

Ayurveda recommends using an ear oil as part of your daily dinacharya, or morning self-care routine. It can also be beneficial to integrate Ayurvedic ear oil into your nighttime ritual, as well.

DAILY USE: Gently massage 1-2 drops of warm Ear Oil into each ear canal.

WEEKLY USE: Lie down & rest on your side. Place 5-8 drops of warm Ear Oil into the exposed ear. Relax and let the oil absorb for 5 minutes. Release excess oil from the ear with a cotton ball. Repeat on the opposite side.

To warm the oil, submerge the glass bottle in hot water for 5 minutes. Make sure the oil is not too hot prior to administering.

When used regularly, our Ear Oil is a simple yet effective way to balance and maintain optimal ear health. We hope that learning about the many benefits of Karna Purana will help inspire you to begin incorporating ear oil into your own self-care routine 

PAAVANI Ayurveda is an artisan line of small-batch, pure, organic & Ayurvedic skincare products formulated with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to honor individual needs & nurture radiant health & beauty from within.

Begin Your Ayurvedic Journey Today!

Palmini Hearts of Palm Pasta
by: Palmini (#H903)

Dr. Oz (Television Personality, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Columbia University Professor, Pseudoscience Promoter, and Author) “It’s al dente! I think I like it even more than pasta” 

Women’sHealth Magazine “This Shark Tank product is...actually legit.”

Robin Miller (Chef Food Network and TV Host) “Palmini is the ideal gluten-free pasta – it’s delicious, nutritious, convenient, and incredibly versatile!”

Hungry Girl Magazine “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Low-carb pasta swaps hardly get any easier or any tastier! Meet Lisa's newest obsession: canned hearts of palm in linguine-like strands... just rinse and eat! Like any canned hearts of palm product, it has a slightly tart taste similar to artichoke hearts. The taste and texture aren’t exactly like pasta, but it’s so yummy, versatile, and different! We mixed it with tuna and just about lost our minds. We're envisioning a whole new wave of noodle-free pasta salad this summer. Order a case over on Amazon... It’s SO worth it!” 

If you are reading this you will likely fall under one of the following categories

People looking for a low carb, low calorie product for their diets. People who want to avoid gluten and are looking for an alternative to pasta. Diabetics or people on a sugar free diet and looking for a pasta replacement. People who want to spend their calories on sauces, cheese or anything else other than pasta. People who like to try new foods.

Non GMO

Palmini is verified to not have ingredients made from genetically modified organisms.

Vegan

Palmini is 100% vegan and produced in a facility along with other vegetables.

BPA Free

Palmini cans and pouches are BPA free. Palmini is packaged without the industrial chemical bisphenol

Grown and harvested ourselves in a controlled environment

Made from cultivated palm trees

Partially cut trees re-grow constantly

Suppying endlessly and sustaining the environment

Palmini is a low carb pasta substitute, made completely out of a natural plant known as Hearts of Palm. When this plant is cut and cooked in the proper way, its resemblance to regular pasta is remarkable. Not only does it look like pasta, but it can also taste like pasta!

In an effort to further reduce the environmental impacts of its packaging and inspire consumers to adopt new behaviors to lessen their carbon footprint, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, the country's leading organic egg brand and a Certified B Corp., announces the industry's first reusable egg carton. Currently in pilot at the Hanover Co-op Food Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont, the brand has seen a strong response to the program to date, with same-store sales growing weekly and numerous positive consumer messages. The reusable cartons are made of recycled, durable, BPA-free plastic which can be washed at home and reused repeatedly. 

"While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, which is made from 100% recycled plastic and has less environmental impact than the Styrofoam or molded pulp cartons used by conventional egg brands, we continue to challenge ourselves to find even better ways to improve our environmental stewardship," said Jesse Laflamme, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO.  "Reusable cartons are a logical next step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, moving consumer behavior from recycling to reuse.  We plan to expand this program in 2020 to reach even more consumers and amplify the program's impact with major retailers clamoring for this type of sustainable innovation."

As one of the most widely consumed, affordable and nutrient-dense foods available, the average person in the U.S. eats approximately 279 eggs per year, or 23 cartons-worth. Just one person replacing their egg cartons with a reusable carton would save more than 1,800 cartons from entering the recycling and waste stream. When projected to the approximately 330 million people currently living in the U.S., more than 594 billion cartons would be replaced over a lifetime, enough to circle the globe over 4,000 times, presenting a simple, near-term action we could all take to lessen the environmental impact of our daily food choices.  

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs joins some of the world's biggest consumer packaged goods companies trialing reusable packaging, including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestle and Unilever.

"Our consumers expect Pete and Gerry's to be on the leading edge of sustainability," continued  Laflamme. "Like many other consumer packaged goods companies, we recognize that reuse is even better than recycling, and we're proud to be at the forefront of this growing movement to help reduce the impact of packaging on the planet. This is a pilot program, but we are emboldened by the initial results and committed to new ways of thinking about how we deliver on our promise to be a responsible force for good."

The reusable cartons are currently sold at a retail price of $2.99. Once they've purchased a reusable carton, consumers may fill it up repeatedly from the Pete and Gerry's display of loose eggs which are discounted from a standard dozen, allowing the reusable carton to pay for itself over time. 

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs encourages consumers to recycle its cartons or participate in the company's carton Take Back Program. For details, please visit www.peteandgerrys.com/about/sustainability.

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